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mount – Cannot change android system directory to rw

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I am trying to remount the /system as a rw file system so I can push some files into /system/framework. It is an android emulator running Android 6.0 x86 image.

$ mount
...
/dev/block/vda /system ext4 ro,seclabel,relatime,data=ordered 0 0
...

Then I do

su
mount -o rw,remount /system
mount
...
    /dev/block/vda /system ext4 rw,seclabel,relatime,data=ordered 0 0
...

At this time I am thinking I am ok. Then I am doing on host:

adb push test.jar /system/framework/

However I see:

failed to copy 'test.jar' to '/system/framework/test.jar': Read-only file system

Then I go back to adb:

mount
...
    /dev/block/vda /system ext4 ro,seclabel,relatime,data=ordered 0 0
...

It goes back to ro again.

When I trying to do remount again, it doesn’t even let me do it this time:

mount: Read-only file system
255|[email protected]_x86:/ # 

So where I am doing wrong? Thanks!

___ Edit____

restarting adbd as root via adb root command solves my issue.

How to&Answers:

based on @raed-hosny answer I solve the problem with

$ emulator -writable-system -netdelay none -netspeed full -avd Nexus_5X_API_25

In your log you will have something like this

sh: 1: glxinfo: not found
emulator: WARNING: System image is writable
sh: 1: glxinfo: not found
emulator: Listening for console connections on port: 5554
emulator: Serial number of this emulator (for ADB): emulator-5554

Answer:

try to start emulator from terminal using -writable-system so you can mount /system as writable in the old way